By Ailsa twitter/ Last Updated August 22, 2022

Why Do You Need Cloud Backup?

  • Are you afraid of accidentally losing the data stored on your hard drive?
  • Are you anxious that there is not enough space locally for backup?
  • Are you panicked that you have lost all local backups due to local accidents?
  • Backup all your data to the cloud offsite, never lose data and recover them from any PC.

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How to Sync Any Folder with Dropbox?

As you know, Dropbox only sync folders in Dropbox folder location, any folder outside the Dropbox folder will not be followed and synced to the Dropbox server. What if you want to sync any folders to Dropbox on your computer? Here we will walk you through the different solutions to let Dropbox sync any folders.

Can I Create Dropbox Symlink to Sync Any Folders?

According to Dropbox, as of mid-2019, Dropbox no longer sync folders outside of your Dropbox folder that are linked to by a symlink.

Hence, if you want to create Dropbox Symlink to sync any folders, and you should know the Dropbox Symlink workaround not working any more since mid-2019. If you want to create Dropbox symlink and sync folders to Dropbox, you have to move the folders to Dropbox folder, and move the symlink outside the Dropbox folder, then your folders can be synced to Dropbox and referenced in two locations.

Move Any Folders to Dropbox Folder to Sync

To make Dropbox sync any folder, the traditional way is moving any folders to Dropbox folder, and it will be synced to the Dropbox server automatically.

1. Open the folders and Dropbox folder in Windows File Explorer or Mac Finder.

2. Select the folders and move them to Dropbox folder.

3. Then Dropbox sync any folders to protect your precious data.

However, this way is manual and quite time-consuming. Although you could use this way to sync any folders with Dropbox, it’s not ideal way.

Sync Any Folders to Dropbox with Dropbox Folder Sync

Dropbox Folder Sync is a software for you to automatically sync folders outside of the Dropbox folder just by using the right-click menu on the folder in Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

To perform Dropbox sync folder, please follow the below steps:

Right-click the folder you want to sync to Dropbox, and choose Dropbox Folder Sync > Sync with Dropbox.

However, this software has been discontinued, and you probably encounter risks that you never know.

Best Way to Let Dropbox Sync Any Folders

If you want to sync any folders to Dropbox, there is the best free cloud backup service CBackup, which allows you to sync or backup any folders to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. To sync any folders to Dropbox, please add your Dropbox account(s) to CBackup, then sync any folders to Dropbox. Please download the CBackup desktop app to sync any folders to Dropbox.

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Add Dropbox to CBackup

1. Please create a new CBackup account, and sign in to your CBackup desktop app.

2. Tap the My Storage tab on the left, then click Add Clouds button, then choose Dropbox, and click Add. Then follow the on-screen guide to grant authority to CBackup to access your Dropbox files.

Add Cloud

3. Edit Cloud name, and Storage path, then tick the option ”Note: Please don't modify or delete the CBackup path or backup files in your Dropbox account” and hit OK.

Complete Dropbox Info

Sync Any Folders to Dropbox

After adding your Dropbox account to CBackup, then you could sync any folders to Dropbox as the following steps:

1. Tap the Sync tab on the left of the main window, and click Sync PC to Public Cloud button.

Sync PC to Public Cloud

2. Customize the Task Name, choose any folders you want to sync to Dropbox, then tick Dropbox as the target location.

3. (Optional) Click Settings at the bottom left, tick Set a Sync Schedule for automated Sync under the Scheduler tab, and choose a time to perform Dropbox schedule sync: one time only, daily, weekly, and monthly, and hit OK.

Sync Scheduler

★Tips: With Settings, you could enjoy the following two features:
Email notification will send you the email after the sync finished with a success or failure after setting up.
File Filter allows you sync all files types, include or exclude the file types you want or don’t want to sync to Dropbox.

4. Press the Start Sync button to perform Dropbox sync any folders.

Start Sync Files to Dropbox

Then it will be synced quickly after a while, and you will not be bothered by the Dropbox sync any folders problem.

What if Your Dropbox is Full?

In fact, Dropbox only provides the 2GB free cloud storage for Dropbox basic plan. If you sync any folders to Dropbox, your Dropbox cloud storage will be filled up quickly and cannot store any other files, even Dropbox stopped syncing. Therefore, how to get more extra cloud storage for Dropbox without buying extra storage?

Fortunately, CBackup will do you a big favor to increase Dropbox cloud storage for free. CBackup is good at merging multiple clouds storage into a huge backup space, which means that you could merge multiple Dropbox accounts even different clouds to increase Dropbox cloud storage and you could backup any folders to Dropbox easily.

To increase Dropbox cloud storage for free, just follow the steps:

1. According to the above steps to add more Dropbox accounts to CBackup, or you could add different clouds, like Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.

2. And go to My Storage > + Add Combined Cloud to merge multiple cloud drives.

My Storage New Combined Cloud

3. Tick all Dropbox accounts and other clouds, and hit Next > Combine.

Tick All Dropbox Accounts

Then you will get a huge Dropbox combined cloud, and now you could backup files to the Combined Cloud by clicking the Backup icon > Backup PC to Combined Cloud.

Backup PC to Combined Cloud

Besides, the cloud to cloud backup, cloud to cloud sync features make CBackup outstanding, and you could transfer Google Drive to Dropbox, and vice versa, and among other clouds. And you could use the secure CBackup Cloud with 10GB free cloud storage. Besides, you could upgrade to  get 1024GB (1TB) or 5,120GB (5TB) cloud space.

Wrapping Things Up

Although Dropbox only sync folders located in Dropbox folder, you still have 3 ways to perform Dropbox sync any folders. And you should know the Dropbox symlink no longer be working at all since mid-2019. Moreover, you could expand Dropbox cloud storage for free with CBackup if you encounter the Your Dropbox is full problem. 

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